When Life Hands You Lemons…

I think it’s safe to say that every single one of us, one hot, summer day in our youth, erected a super high-quality lemonade stand on our neighborhood corner and offered lukewarm, storebought lemonade for $0.25 a cup to many passersby. One long hour, one minivan, and four quarters later, we were rich! Ah, the simplicity and innocence of youth. Life seemed so easy back then..

But who said it isn’t easy now? Cesar Millan, aka the Dog Whisperer (for those dog lovers out there who haven’t watched this show, it is the ONLY thing worth watching on television), says in one of his episodes that life isn’t hard, we are the ones who make it hard. I couldn’t agree more, Cesar.

One of the perks of still being in college at age 26, is the opportunity to witness how diverse our world is. There are short people and tall people, fat and skinny; punk rock and emo, preppy or sporty. Our fashion and our language says so much about us. But what we don’t see is the inner workings of people’s brains. The things that make us tick. A woman who dresses head-to-toe in black may dislike standing out, but perhaps she’s an artists who paints the most beautiful, vibrant paintings. We may be a complex species, but for the most part we want the same things out of life – companionship (whether it be with friends, pets, or a partner), and to succeed in life.

In short, you are in charge of your own destiny. I know firsthand how tempting it is to do the wrong thing. Hence why I’m 26 and still in my undergraduate studies. Believe me, the “easy way out” usually ends up being the hard way, and it will cost you a lot more time and money.

Take charge of your life! Follow your heart! I know this sounds like your typical sappy motivational speech, but I’m not getting paid to preach. I’ve taken a lot of baby steps in my own life to reach the point I’m at today. I’m not happy with some of the choices I’ve made, but I’ve learned a lot and they’ve helped me to make a lot of better decisions in my more immediate life.

In this blog I’ll be posting about my dogs and my major, tips and tricks I’ve picked up in organizing my life (and my home!).. All sorts of things! Thanks for following.

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